One of the fastest rising prospects in the entire southeast is Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White athlete Bryan Evans. Evans has already picked up over a dozen scholarship offers and most of them have come from some of the nation’s most prestigious programs. Recently, Evans got the offer he was waiting on.
“I have gotten offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State and Auburn called last night an offered me,” said Evans. “I was excited about the Florida State offer because I have always been a big fan. I was getting worried that they would not offer, but it finally came.”
The 6-foot-0, 175-pound Evans has the skills to play cornerback, wide receiver or running back on the next level. However, his position is likely going to be on the defensive side of the ball.
“I can play a lot of position’s. I saw that I was listed as an athlete in the database and I thought that I would be a cornerback. After you explained that it means I can play several positions, though I feel good about it.”
As a junior Evans had 66 carries for 732 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also returned five kickoff returns for touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball he had four interceptions and 46 tackles.
“Some of my top schools are Miami, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Tennessee and Georgia. Michigan is in there too, even though I would like to stay in the southeast. It is so hard to just name five when you have all of these great schools to choose from.”
There could be a pair of southern powers that have the inside track on this talented player though.
“Right now I might say that I’m leaning a little toward LSU as of now, but that could change. I really like how they find ways to win and it’s a great program. Florida State is also going to be right up there now that they have offered. I was getting nervous because they had not offered, but they finally saw my tape and offered.”
Evans earned first-team Class 5A all-state honors and first-team all-conference honors as a junior.
“Wherever I go there has to be a strong focus on academics. I will look harder at a school that is losing five at my position rather than two because I wouldn’t mind playing early. I also know that I have to earn playing time, so if I red-shirt I can deal with that.”